World Book Day, March 7th 2013 A day of poetry at Northlands Primary School, Rugby

WelcomeA big thank you to Northlands Primary School, Rugby for delaying World Book Day by 24 hours. Car trouble prevented me from getting there for the official event and, just like that, the school happily moved my visit to the following day.

As the photograph illustrates, on a snowy day the welcome couldn’t have been warmer.

I worked with all age groups and we had a brilliant get together before school ended to listen to new poems written and performed by the children. It was fantastic that we were joined by many parents for that.

Thanks again to the school for looking after me so well and producing some great poems.

Driftnet Poets and Friends Saturday 3 March 8pm @ Ropery Hall, North Lincolnshire

Driftnet Poets and Friends Saturday 3 March 2012 8pm @ Ropery Hall, The Ropewalk, Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire DN18 5JT

Driftnet Poets and Friends present an evening of Poetry, Music and Song. The evening is in support of WaterAid 8pm £5/£7 on the door

Driftnet Poets have put together a cornucopia of words and music, inviting some of their friends to join them on stage in support of WaterAid.

Performing together for more than 10 years, all six Driftnet Poets write in a variety of styles which translate from page to stage to great effect.

Merlin’s Keep from Grimsby has four albums behind them and members are continually writing new material to add to their popular repertoire.

Trevor Millum and Bernard Young have worked together for many years as the duo Double Talk. Their witty poetry takes a light-hearted but sometimes barbed look at life.

Roger Beard has been singing and playing around the country for many years, performing traditional and contemporary folk alongside acoustic versions of rock classics.

This performance will include new work created especially for the occasion.

All proceeds will go to WaterAid – come along and share a special evening in support of a vital cause. Together we can make changes.

Tickets from Ropery Hall website:

24 October 2011 Family Fun Writing Workshop

Join Bernard Young for a fun writing session at the The Quaker Tapestry Exhibition Centre & Cafe in Kendal, Cumbria. Bernard will give a short performance to get things going and then give you lots of ideas to help you write your own poems.  Children and grown ups writing together! Poems, raps, serious, funny – whatever you like. No pressure. Just some fun with words. For more information and to book a place see: